Collegiate Times did a rather nice article on Furries at Virginia Tech
The articles goes on to say things most furries already know, the different special, the fursuits.
To quote the article
According to Pleasant, the club was founded in 2001 and was one of the first social organizations of its kind on American college campuses. They have grown since and reportedly have around 20 active members. The Furries that burrow in SOAP vary on how serious they commit to the fandom. They vary on the level they take it to.
SOAP is their group The Society of Anthropomorphics (SOAP)